Highlights

  1. English Wikipedia surpasses five million articles

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    With the creation of “Persoonia terminalis”, the English Wikipedia has today surpassed five million articles—and now covers more topics, more perspectives, and more voices than any other knowledge compendium on the planet.... Read more

  2. Article suggestions—a new feature for Content Translation

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    A newly introduced “article suggestion” feature in Content Translation makes it easier for users to find Wikipedia articles that can be translated into other languages.... Read more

  3. Community view: why the news media needs Wikipedians in residence

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    There are plenty of stories here to be told, and a Wikipedian in residence could help tell them. In the process, they could help educate the media about how Wikipedia works and let them know that there are stories worth telling in the Wikimedian community too.... Read more

  4. District court grants government’s motion to dismiss Wikimedia v. NSA, appeal expected

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    Today, a federal district court granted the government’s motion to dismiss Wikimedia v. NSA, our lawsuit challenging the U.S. National Security Agency’s (NSA) use of “Upstream” mass surveillance. ... Read more

  5. Wikipedia’s global impact recognized with Spain’s Princess of Asturias Award ceremony

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    On Friday, October 23, Wikipedia was formally presented with the highly esteemed Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation, honoring the Wikimedia movement vision of allowing everyone, everywhere to freely share in the sum of all knowledge.... Read more

  6. This year’s victorious monument photos from Germany

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    For Wiki Loves Monuments 2015, an international photo competition, an incredible amount of pictures were uploaded—including about 39,000 images of protected monuments in Germany alone. They included shots of high documentary and some of outstanding aesthetic value.... Read more

  7. Librarian as public knowledge leader: ways to use Wikipedia

    Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon in Madrid, Spain. Events like these took place around the world on International Women's Day, to increase gender diversity on Wikipedia. 
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    Wikipedia has become one of the most influential portals for internet-based research — providing readers with an initial overview of almost any topic and acting as a first stop for expert researchers. Moreover, the platform increasingly favours both scholarship and openness: a recent study showed that journals published as open access are used more frequently on Wikipedia, and Altmetrics has beg... Read more

  8. Gathering memories from the trenches of the Great War

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    The State Library of New South Wales in Sydney was the first library in Australia and prides itself on a fantastic collection of manuscripts, paintings and photographs, oral histories, and printed works. This library has had a Wikipedia project since 2012, when three members of Wikimedia Australia visited to provide training sessions for interested staff. The group is now one of the most active GL... Read more

  9. Wikimedia Highlights, September 2015

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    Here are the highlights from the Wikimedia blog in September 2015: Drone photography of Versailles; Wikimedia project milestones: Swedish Wikipedia hits 2 million; What I Learned: Wikipedia Education Program in Argentina; In September, we love monuments; Reimagining the Wikimedia Foundation’s grants; Wikipedia’s very active editor numbers have stabilized—delve into the data with us; Should I... Read more

  10. WikipediansSpeak: Telugu-language library catalog project helps Wikipedia grow

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    As part of the WikipediansSpeak series, Individual Engagement Grantee and Telugu-language Wikimedian Viswanadh.BK shares his experience with the digital library movement in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Over 300K books housed in five libraries could be added to a Wikipedia-based catalog, now helping Wikipedians to cite and readers to easily locate books.... Read more